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Rainer Maria Rilke: "Memory"


And you wait, expecting one thing alone
that your life can endlessly renew,
some great and singular thing to be shown, 79 more words
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Rainer Maria Rilke: "Autumn"


The leaves are falling, as though from far away,
as if withered in the distant gardens of heaven. 60 more words
Paul Weinfield

a thousandfold life throbbed

“Here life became work; a thousandfold life throbbed in every moment. Here was loss and gain, madness and fright, longing and sorrow. Here was a desire that was immeasurable, a thirst so great that all the waters of the world dried up in it like a single drop. 60 more words


He sees everything

“He does not urge the model to tell him anything, he does not wish to know aught save that which he sees. He sees everything.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Auguste Rodin 


Trust your heaviness ...

How surely gravity’s law,
strong as an ocean current,
takes hold of even the smallest thing
and pulls it toward the heart of the world. 115 more words

Favorite Poems

A good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust.

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Rainer Maria Rilke, 'Letters to a Young Poet'

” [...] try, like the first human being, to say what you see and experience and love and lose [...] flee general subjects and take refuge in those offered by your own day-to-day life; depict your sadnesses and desires, passing thoughts and faith in some kind of beauty — depict all this with intense, quiet, humble sincerity and make use of whatever you find about you to express yourself, the images from your dreams and the things in your memory. 699 more words

Rainer Maria Rilke